Discovery University Winter 2021 Application

The course for Winter 2021 is:

“Introduction to Drama: What can drama teach us about life?”

Drama combines the literary arts of storytelling, movement, and poetry with the world of live performance. As a form of ritual as well as entertainment, drama has served to unite communities and challenge social norms, to energize and/or disturb audiences. Seeing our stories staged makes us realize how connected we all are, and how many of us share similar experiences. We will be exploring a translation of one of the earliest existing ancient Greek plays studied in English in the Western tradition of drama, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles.

About the Instructor:

My name is Janne Cleveland (pronounced Jan), and I teach in the Department of English Language and Literature at Carleton University. I’m also the Co-ordinator of the Drama Studies program in the English Department. I have been teaching at Carleton, and sometimes in the Theatre Department at the University of Ottawa since 2002 – almost 20 years! I got my PhD from Carleton University in 2008, writing a dissertation about the work of Canadian playwright and Master puppeteer, Ronnie Burkett. I get very excited about performing arts, especially drama, and I want to share my passion with you. I think that drama is important because it lets us see our stories in three dimensions. We get to look at situations in the world and our own lives from a safe distance – the stage – and that allows us to consider different ways of finding solutions, expressing frustration, or sharing a common experience with others.

Course Times:

The course will be held each Friday via Zoom meetings (online) from March 5thh to April 30th 2021 from 10am – 12pm. Further details about the program will be outlined in the acceptance letter.


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    NOTE: All fields are mandatory. Incomplete applications will impact your eligibility into the program. Classes will commence March 5th, 2021 and end on April 30th, 2021
     
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  • For statistical purpose, we are collecting data on our student's source of income. If you are willing to share this information, please state your source of income in the space provided. (eg. Ontario Works, ODSP, pension, etc.)
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  • WRITTEN STATEMENT


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  • Please write one or two paragraphs explaining why you would like to be a student in the Winter 2021 term. We are only able to accept a small amount of students to the program as a result of it being online/virtual, so please note that this writing will be used to evaluate your literacy level as well as your enthusiasm for the course material. Please state whether you have the equipment to participate with online learning or would require support. Both first time and repeat students are required to submit a written statement.
  • PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE


  • For new students, you must submit a professional reference. References must be a professional who knows you well, such as a counselor, agency supervisor, clergy, doctor or case worker. We understand that this information gives us permission to speak with your reference. Please let this person know that you have given us their name and permission to ask about you.
  • Completed applications must be returned no later than Friday February 12th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to: Discovery University, The Ottawa Mission, 35 Waller St. Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4
    Tel: 613-914-4575 Fax: 613-234-2813
  • The organizations involved in planning this program are committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining your confidentiality. By signing you are giving consent to allow The Ottawa Mission to use the information collected, ie. your gender, age, education, source of income, and interests for statistical and evaluation purposes only. Any information that reveals parts of your identity will NOT be used.